Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence.

Philippe Bourgois


Professor of Anthropology and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Page 1 of 1
Philippe Bourgois
Self-destructive addiction is merely the medium for desperate people to internalize their frustration, resistance, and powerlessness. In other words, we can safely ignore the drug hysteria that periodically sweeps through the United States. Instead we should focus our ethical concerns and political energies on the contradictions posed by the persistence of inner-city poverty in the midst of extraordinary opulence. In the same vein, we need to recognize and dismantle the class- and ethnic-based apartheids that riddle the U.S. landscape.
Page 1 of 1
© 2009–2013Quotes Privacy Policy | Contact